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Re: My My My

Posted by Nick on February 04, 1999 at 09:52:41:

In Reply to: Re: My My My posted by Portia on February 03, 1999 at 21:49:14:

:Hey baby, I am into NYC. That's why I moved here after spending 10 years in the DC area (talk about a small town!). To allay your fears, I am not a landlord. I am a market-rate tenant. If pricked, do I not bleed? If you're right about NYC attitudes, then let me pose this: if, as a market-rate tenant, I don't personally benefit from rent regulations, why then should I, as a true NYer, give a damn about those who do benefit? As for Cleveland, well, it's got a better orchestra than NY, but that's about it, a far as I know (never beeb there). I like living here, and I certainly do not intend to leave just because I get no housing subsidy like the controlled and stabilized tenants do. How about this for a NY attitude: I find someone who's cheating on his stabilized apartment (and we all know someone like this). I cut a deal with the landlord: I give him the info he needs to oust the tenant, and I move in as my reward. Now wouldn't THAT be NYish!

Nick, baby ... Yeah, New York's a tough town ... but C'MON ... ya gotta GET
: INTO IT !!! The anger thing is fun in certain moments but as a 24/7 thing
: it gets old really fast. One of the great things about New York is how
: it eats people alive if you don't stay on top of it. And for those who
: don't get ET -- life has some really glorious highs. Would I prefer it
: if life were easier here, less competitive, more "fair"? Not really.
: I've lived in Cleveland and IT AIN'T MY THING. Sounds like you might
: love it. Anyway -- if you are just a pissed off landlord / owner rather
: than the disgruntled middle-management tenant, then go ahead: go after
: all your non-primary resident tenants and get them out. It's your right
: to do so. And I'm definitely one to say EXERCISE YOUR RIGHTS!!!!!!!!!!!!

: : : : go screw yourselves !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

: : : You were right. He was a troll. But my question is, will he find it necessary
: : : to move back home with Mommy and Daddy in Greenwhich after the investment
: : : bank lays him off or he gets tired of the club scene?

: : Hey, moron. My parents do not live in Greenwhich, I am not an investment banker, I don't go to clubs, and I probably make less than you (if I don't, well, I sure have to pay more rent than you). I just live in a NYC apartment with no rights while freeloaders like you get guaranteed lease renewals while I don't, while you pay half of what I do for the same apartment. Speaking of addresses, I have a GREAT idea: Let's give the NY State and City tax authorities access to the rent rolls of all stabilized and controlled tenants of record. Then they can pull your returns and ask, hey dude, like, how come you claim this apartment as your primay residence, but say you live in Long Island and file NY City nonresident returns? You're either cheating on your taxes or cheating on your apartment (typical of those who say they should get rent control while everyone else can't) Just answer my original question, please, if you can get your greed out of the way and think for a change: why should I have less rights as a tenant than you?

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